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This book argues that Romantic-era writers used the figure of the minstrel to imagine authorship as a social, responsive enterprise unlike the solitary process portrayed by Romantic myths of the lone genius. Simpson highlights the centrality of the minstrel to many important literary developments from the Romantic era through to the 1840s.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230200517
ISBN-10: 0230200516
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Erik Simpson

ERIK SIMPSON teaches in the English Department of Grinnell College, USA.

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